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Painter-Decorator (Painter Construction) (Hybrid)
Apply decorative and protective finishes in residential, commercial, institutional and industrial settings. They prepare a variety of surfaces (wood, masonry, drywall, plaster, concrete, synthetics, stucco and metal) prior to the application of materials such as paint, high performance coatings, waterproofing, fireproofing, varnish, shellac, wall coverings and special decorative finishes. Painters and Decorators are employed by construction companies, painting contractors, building maintenance contractors, or are self-employed. They work on projects such as home interiors and exteriors, residential high rises, wall covering work, industrial tanks and plants, bridges, airports, institutions, marine and offshore projects, and other commercial and industrial projects. Some Painters and Decorators may work for years on a single site; others may work for contractors that rarely work on the same site more than once. Painters and Decorators may come in contact with hazardous materials such as isocyanates, free silica, lead, volatile organic compounds and at times, carcinogenic materials. They may work with some physical discomfort when preparing surfaces or applying coatings in awkward positions. Painters and Decorators may work indoors and/or outdoors. Painters and Decorators need to be aware of the safety and environmental concerns involved in the use of occupation equipment. For example, high and ultra high water jetting equipment and other types of abrasive blasting equipment are used to strip paint from building, tanks, bridges, ships, and piping. When working on tall buildings, painters erect scaffolding, including “swing stages,” scaffolds suspended by ropes, or cables attached to roof hooks. When painting steeples and other conical structures, they use a Bosun’s chair, a swing-like device. Painters and Decorators must stand for long periods, often working from scaffolding and ladders, and work in various elments of weather.
Program NameProgram HoursSponsorRegionDistrict
0379HYFlorida Finishing Trades Institute JATC
4572-7052Al Trombetta 5Orange